?? The gospel accounts read entirely different regarding the resurection??

by Lady Liberty 17 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty

    He everyone,

    Last night I recieved a call from my sister and she told me to compare the last chapters of each gospel regarding the resurection of Jesus. She said she was blown away to read that they all had drastic differences. I haven't had the time to compare this yet, but have any of you discovered this? I firmly believe the bible is inspired, yet there has to be some explanation as to the inconsistancy. Any takers??


    Lady Liberty

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty


    I just got through reading it!! Holy Cow!! Totally different stories of what happened. What is up????


  • startingover

    I sincerely suggest you take a closer look at the origins of what you are reading, trying to put aside the prejudices you displayed when you said "I firmly believe..."

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty

    Dear Starting Over,

    What do you mean? Are you suggesting question the orgins of the bible?



  • Balsam

    Yes there are difference in the gospel accounts of Jesus Death. It helps to understand the time period of the time and a good source I've found is abridged from Revolution in Judea: Jesus and the Jewish Resistance by Hyam Maccoby

    He is a Jewish Rabbi that sheds much light on the writing of the NT from a Jewish perspective of Jesus day. Well worth reading to bone up on ancient Jewish history. Reading Bart Erhman who is a biblical scholar has been helpful too along with Elaine Pagels. They really broaden our understanding of the bible.


  • jgnat

    There are Apologetics sites that do their best to reconcile the accounts. Here's a narrative that combines all four.


    Another well-written argument:


  • Leolaia

    Three authors I can recommend that cover the gamut:

    N. T. Wright's Resurrection of the Son of God for a conservative scholar's viewpoint.

    Robert Price's The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave and The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man for a liberal scholar's viewpoint.

    Dale Alison's Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition And Its Interpreters for something in between.

  • sammielee24
    I firmly believe the bible is inspired,

    I guess it depends on one's own interpretation of 'inspired' as to whether or not the differences would bother you. sammieswife.

  • Gordy

    It took you this long to notice !!!

    Shows how much notice you took when reading the Bible.

    Its been talked about and discussed for years. http://www.religioustolerance.org/resurrec.htm

  • New Worldly Translation
    New Worldly Translation

    Well like Gordy says this has been discussed for years, since 1795 at least when Thomas Paine wrote Age Of Reason. Which I would recommend as a read. Tom Paine really was quite a guy, one of my personal heroes.

    Another book I would recommend is 'Is It God's Word?' by Joseph Wheless. Written in the 20's but still a great read and witty too.

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